By Charles Brun: Deontay Wilder is dialed in 100% ready to whoop Tyson Fury’s “peasant” backside in their trilogy match on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) has been waiting for this moment to gain his revenge for a year and a half and can’t wait to take Fury apart. Deontay, 6’7″, says he’s hoping that Fury has prepared for the fight because his “Life may depend upon it.”
With Fury coming down with COVID-19, he’s given himself an extra three months of training time after the rumors circulated that he was getting hammered on a daily by his sparring partners.
Whether the three extra months of training will be able for Fury to win the fight is unknown. We’re going to see if the extra time Fury bought himself with his COVID-19 illness will be enough for him to win.
If Fury loses, hopefully, he doesn’t blame the defeat on having COVID 19 because the fans don’t want to hear him distancing himself from his loss.
Wilder to target every part of Fury’s body
“A lot of people, when the tough get going, they tend to give up. Everyone wants things easy in life, and that’s not how it works,” said Deontay Wilder.
“Certain things need to be tough. You’ll never appreciate things if they come easy. You’ll never be perfect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t practice it.
“We’re going to be targeting the body, we’re going to be targeting the arms, we’re going to be targeting the neck, and we’re going to be targeting the head,” said Wilder about his plans for Fury.
“There’s nobody part that’s not going to be hit. In the end, my hand will be raised high in the sky, not because I whooped his a** in twelve rounds, but because I knocked him out.
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) September 25, 2021
It’s good that Wilder isn’t going to ignore Fury’s soft midsection for his punches because he’s been exclusively head-hunting in their first two fights.
Trying to land headshots against a fighter with the kind of upper body movement that Fury uses is almost impossible unless you take the air out of his tires first by hitting him to the body.
The moment Fury knew he could beat Wilder
“After the first Wilder fight in the last round when he knocked me down, I got back up and got into it, and he didn’t like it. From that moment on, I knew how to beat Deontay Wilder,” said Tyson Fury.
“I knew I had to go forward on him and unload big punches. Looking back at it years later, it was the best thing that could have happened because I got to do it all again.
“I got a massive ESPN contract. It was good. It worked out for the best. I was always made for boxing in Las Vegas.
“That’s big-time boxing at its highest level. That’s what I was built for. I was always a TV fighter, and I was always going to be a crossover star in the United States.
“I didn’t think anything about it, really,” said Fury about Wilder’s ring-walk costume for their last fight. I thought he was putting on a show and holding up his end of the bargain and putting on a show for everybody.
“I didn’t take it into mind that he would blame his loss on his ring-walk apparel, but every man to his own thing. I think with all Wilder’s complaining, he’s only made this fight bigger,” Fury said.
The October 9th fight will tell whether Fury knows how to beat Wilder or not. You can’t count Fury’s last win over Wilder because there are too many things about the fight that didn’t add up.
- The floppy gloves
- Rabbit punches
- Wilder’s ring-walk costume
- Right bicep injury
- Fight being stopped prematurely
Fury says the referee saved Wilder’s life
“I predicted I’d knock him down in round two, and it ended up in round three,” said Fury about his fight with Wilder in 2020. “I caught him with a big punch.
“I knew I’d take him out, and I always said that I’d knock him out. We’re all just human beings. We’re not superhumans. If you get hit properly, you’re going to go over.
“That’s a fact. I didn’t see that he was ready to be taken. I just thought that I’d take my time and wait until the right moment arose.
“It happened again, and he ended up going down again from some body punches.
“The final stoppage was when I was catching him clean [in round seven]. I believe the referee actually saved his life that night and saved his career,” Fury said.
Wilder probably would have been knocked out in the seventh round by Fury, but the ‘Gypsy King’ is going overboard by saying that the referee saved Deontay’s life.
It was Wilder’s ex-cornerman Mark Breland that threw in the towel to have the fight stopped.
In the first Wilder-Fury fight in 2018, the referee saved Fury from being knocked out when he gave a count when he was unconscious.
That fight would likely be stopped by the majority of referees in the sport because it’s too risky to give a count when a fighter has been knocked out cold like Fury was.
If Fury had died that night, the backlash against the referee would have been huge for wasting precious seconds when he was unconscious.
Tyson believes he’ll keep going
It was like, ‘I told you so, I’m back where I belong,’ and that’s it,” Fury about what he was thinking after he beat Wilder. “There was no ‘Big miracle shock’ or ‘I’m happy to be here.
“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.’ It was like I was back where I was always supposed to be like on top of the game and back rated number one and back bearing the guys I wasn’t supposed to be beating.
“It’s been a significant comeback, and it’s been a rollercoaster ride of emotion mentally and physically.
“I pushed myself to go to places that I didn’t believe was even possible to go to. I’ve come back from places that God knows where.
“I managed to get back to where I am today. It’s been a tough ride, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
“It’s been a hell of a journey, but it’s nowhere near over yet. I’ve got plenty of fights to keep going and beating up guys. I’m already looking forward to the challenge,” said Fury.
We have no idea whether Fury can still fight at an elite level with close to two years out of the ring. The talk of Fury beating battered by his sparring partners doesn’t sound promising, and it suggests that Fury has aged and lost something from his game.
What made Fury a good fighter was his size and ability to make his opponents miss. When you’re getting older and haven’t fought for close to two years, you’re not going to be able to fight at the level you once did.
It’s not possible. Any fighter that is out of the ring for two years they’re going to lose a lot from their game. As such, if Fury is there to be hit on October 9th, Wilder will be landing right hands.
The question is, how many hands from Wilder can Fury absorb before he goes down for the count?